The tricked out Buell 1125R prototype by Magpul Ronin seems to have generated positive feedback in such a measure that Magpul went further on and refined it with the limited production goal in mind.
The main features setting the Magpul Ronin apart from a standard Buell 1125R are designed in-house and consist in girder front suspension, linkage fork with Penske coil-over monoshock, and front mounted radiator, all contouring a different approach towards the streetfighter style and we happen to like it very much. See the full press release attached after the jump.
Although Buell doesn’t build bikes any more, their 1125R half-faired superbike remains a machine with great tuning potential and we’ve seen some good ones ever since HD decided to kill Buell last year, but none is as good as the Magpul Ronin Buell 1125R with girder suspension.
Looking at it, it’s easy to think this bike actually suffered no modifications whatsoever as the girder front end looks similar to the original frame and swingarm, but it completely changes the whole look of the bike. There’s actually much more to it than just the girder suspension, but little information is available and we hear we can’t really hope for a production version as this is pretty much a demonstration of power right here and not quite THE way to go big on the highly competitive market of custom motorcycles.
We know that Buell builds their models utilizing the so called Trilogy of Technology - chassis rigidity, centralized mass, and low unsprung weight – in order to achieve great chassis response and while this characterizes the 1125R too, the liter-class superbike category also requires a unique combination of engine performance, precise-and-agile handling, raw sound and performance in order to consider the innovative package complete. These are simple words to describe such a complex motorcycle characterized by unique styling, aggressive ergonomics and premium components combined to deliver the ultimate, intuitive sport riding experience.
The Buell 1125R enters on a road with no return. This is a bike that follows a continuous ascendant trend on the sales charts, looks original and performs as such. Furthermore, Buell even launched a special Superbike racing version to show the great potential laying in the notorious model and we reckon this is only the beginning.
Buell has prepped up a racing version of the 1125R to compete (ONLY in the hands of licensed professional road racers) with Japanese and Italian liter bikes in the AMA Pro Racing American Superbike class. The move is one that the motorcycling world had been expecting, given the fact that Buell flirted with racing in the past, but the 1125RR is an entirely new turn-key machine for privateers willing to pay the $40 grand price.
Buell’s 1125R sportbike was acquainted for being fast, but not the fastest one out there. Meanwhile, things have changed as the 1125’s Rotax-built Helicon V-twin engine powered the bike to a precise speed of 148.7 mph. Ok, but that’s no record-breaking speed you might say and I couldn’t agree more. All that needs to be mentioned is that the respective speed was achieved on ice, which changes the situation completely.
Stunt rider Craig Jones got behind the handlebar of an 1125R equipped with studded tires and a shot of nitrous for the attempt that took place on Lake Dellen in Sweden. The lake ices only for a short period in mid winter but when it does it allows for these kinds of activities to take place on its surface. I just cannot see why other manufacturers don’t come up with such fairly unusual achievements.
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The Buell Motorcycle Company celebrated a major milestone this week as it started up a new age of sportbikes with the production of the first Buell 1125R motorcycle at its factory in East Troy, Wis.
Turning a new corner into the superbike category, the all-new Buell 1125R delivers a true balance of street and track performance. Designed with a passion for the elements that have defined Buell motorcycles for 25 years, the 1125R offers power, handling and agility that will take riders to a (...) > Full story